Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/April 6
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- 1712 – A group of 23 slaves in New York City revolted, setting fire to a building, but were soon recaptured.
- 1896 – The first modern Olympic Games (official report cover shown) opened in Athens, with athletes from 14 nations participating in 43 events.
- 1945 – Second World War: The Battle of Slater's Knoll on Bougainville Island concluded with a decisive victory for the Australian Army's 7th Brigade against the Imperial Japanese Army's 6th Division.
- 1970 – Four California Highway Patrol officers were killed in a shootout following a traffic stop in Newhall, north of Los Angeles.
- 2010 – Naxalite–Maoist insurgency: Insurgents from the Communist Party of India (Maoist) ambushed a Central Reserve Police Force convoy in Dantewada district, India, killing 76 officers.